WIAW #59

Good Morning! Happy Hump Day Everyone! I hope you’ve been having a great week!

I have a busy day ahead of me, but I wanted to pop in and quickly share a day of my eats from yesterday! I worked 6-1 then got a workout in before heading to relax for the evening. I thought this would be a good post to share so you have a look at what I eat during a day that I work and workout.

Thanks for creating the link up Jenn! Arman is hosting the WIAW party this week so you can head his way for more food posts!

And without further ado, onto the food!

What I Ate Wednesday Tuesday

Working at 6 in the morning means that I have to get up at 4 and leave by 5:15 at the latest (I live about a half hour away). To get my day started, I had a cup of black coffee (Christmas mug optional).12665877_10157151864060377_1437315545_nFor breakfast, I made my usual egg white scramble with peppers and zucchini topped with ketchup and a piece of toast with a runny egg!12660339_10157151864105377_2122468132_nI took my break shortly after 9 and dug into one of my prepped spaghetti squash containers. There’s ground turkey, tomato basil pasta sauce, broccoli, red pepper, spaghetti squash and a Laughing Cow cheese wedge!12660374_10157151864200377_260746295_nAfter work, I had a couple kiwis before hitting a quad workout. I hit a PR on back squats of 100 pounds for 4 reps! I know that’s not the heaviest, but I’ve been working hard at getting my form right before going heavier. 12650371_10157151864145377_730746485_nI had my usual protein shake on my way home from the gym. I think I’ve reused this picture like 4 times now because I always drink it way too fast to remember to snap a new picture. 12583772_10157104173835377_228671283_nAbout an hour after my shake, I dug into my favourite post workout carb source: oats! Yesterday I made pumpkin egg white oats topped with blueberries and butter!12647915_10157151864245377_1253253336_nFor supper, I heated up another one of my pre-made meals. This time it was chicken, green beans, and purple sweet potato. 12660291_10157151864295377_536558003_nMy evening snack before I crashed around 8 was a piece of toast with peanut butter and butter! So simple, but so good!12674281_10157151864340377_614342697_nThose were my eats from yesterday! I’m off to go get my stuff together for today and head into town. I have a workout on my mind then my first PT session followed by work 2-9!

I hope you have a fantastic day!

How do you take you eggs?

Favourite oat combo?


Meal Prep 101: 7 Tips to Help

Good Morning Friends! How is everyone doing? I hope you had a great weekend and an awesome start to the week yesterday!

I’d like to apologize for the disappearance on the blog at the end of last week. I didn’t intend for it to happen, but I had writer’s block and couldn’t come up with anything to say. Luckily, I spent Saturday morning meal prepping for a few days and thought I should share some of my tips I’ve learned over the past couple of years! I am by no means an expert at meal prepping, but I do have 10 tips that might help you out!

Meal Prep 101: 7 Tips to HelpmeapprepPlan
Before I go grocery shopping, I like to plan out what I’m going to make. Depending on my work schedule I may prep up to 5 days of meals, whereas sometimes, it may just be for 2 or 3 days. It’s also important to decide what meals you’re going to prep. Do you just need to do lunch or breakfast? Maybe you want to prep some dinner items to speed up the cooking process on the day of?

Frozen or Steam In Bag Veggies
These save me so much time! I’ll stock up when these on sale and use them daily. I usually don’t even cook them if I’m prepping for a few days since they’ll thaw out once they’re in their containers in the fridge. When you heat up your meal, they’ll cook in the time it takes for the rest of the food.12647998_10157147303525377_1719216265_n
Invest in good quality containers! You don’t want to be throwing them out after a few uses. I like getting ones that stack nicely and look the same. I have two different sets that I’ve been using that include the ones pictured below.12674282_10157147293410377_56289596_nI’ve been lusting over these ones that come with 1, 2 or 3 compartments from Amazon, but don’t see the point in purchasing more when the ones I was given do just fine. Glass pyrex containers are also a good choice and last forever!

Pre-cut Produce
I find that I’m much more likely to use my fruits and veggies if I take the time to slice them all at the same time. I’ve thrown out peppers or cucumbers because I was too lazy to cut them and they went bad. Having cut veggies in my fridge also cuts down on grabbing something that isn’t as good for me just because it’s easier!12648190_10157147293460377_948259041_nDon’t Over Do It
You don’t have to make everything ahead of time. If I spend more than 3 hours meal prepping, I go crazy! I like to make things that are going to save on time. I don’t mind making my breakfasts every morning, but things like chicken I’ll cook all at once.

Prepare Before Dividing
I like to divide my food into single serving containers instead of just having it all in one. Before I put it into the containers, I’ll gather everything I need so I don’t need to go looking for something mid-way through my process. I like to put it into big bowls or containers, but you could also just leave it in whatever you cooked it in.12647700_10157147292915377_417458719_nKeep It Interesting
I like to try at least one new thing every week or every other week. This week I tried purple sweet potatoes (not as good as orange sweet potatoes in my opinion) and Monique’s Healthy Pumpkin Zucchini Chocolate Chip Bread. This bread is one of my favourites now! It’s so good!12650776_10157147293645377_2087854272_n12626036_10157147293775377_755561452_nThose are my 7 meal prepping tips!

Have a great day!

Lets Talk…
Do you have any tips?
Do you meal prep?